Everyone has an imagination. Art takes it a step further. Simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Art is a means of communicating ideas, feelings, and solutions in a way other than verbally or written.
Some of the benefits of Art are:
- Motor Skills: Many of the motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills in young children.
- Language Development: For very young children, making art?or just talking about it?provides opportunities to learn words for colours, shapes and actions.
- Decision Making: The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life and can strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
- Visual Learning: Drawing, sculpting with clay and threading beads on a string all develop visual-spatial skills, which are more important than ever.
- Inventiveness: When kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives.
- Bilateral Coordination: Crafts such as colouring, drawing, cutting, all require your child to use both of their hands together.
- Creativity: Children learn to think creatively, with an open mind.
- Cultures: Art introduces children to different cultures from around the world.
Art Enrolment Form